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't answer questions. >> you stand up and say these things up about obama, but this is a national prayer breakfast. >> he won't show up at c pac or fox. you get my point. >> and he won't do q and a. >> i've invited him to my apartment on a number of occasions and obama will not come. carson actually spoke truth to power which is something that the press used to love because the press used to do it. now i'm not surprised stephen croft didn't dive in and tackle him in the middle of this. save him. it's like they find it so objectionable and rude to actually talk to the emporer. >> can you think of a speech? there's nothing sacred in washington any more. is there any place where the democrats haven't been exceedingly political at a speech including when where you invite somebody to sit in the front row of the speech and then disparage them and ridicule him in front of the world? >> well, you've made this point about bush and iraq. i may not have been at that one. i've been at plenty of these things. i've never seen or herd political comments. i didn't agree with anything of what he said. no
counterterrorism poechlz, but it's also part of the obama administration's national security dossier. did the president's cia chief nominee quell concerns on the hill? we will ask our panel. plus, will lawmakers made headway on gun reform in the house? we will discuss the democrats' win-win scenario. also, is the gop's tent collapsing or just undergoing an incredibly messy renovation? we will talk paciderm problems and get up now for a little sequester semester with chris hayes. all that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. room and make it shine? we get doing... ...with a store full of ways to get it done. we can all throw on our work clothes... ...and throw out any doubt. because right now's the time to take those rooms from... ..."think i can do this?" to... ..."let me show you what i just did." more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. outsmart your budget with this ashland vanity, a special buy at $299. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serv
of national security policy, i will go back to what the economist wrote. as mr. obama's second term national team takes shape, the same dmrema will confront them as face mr. bush all those years ago. is the country made safer when enemies are killed or when they're taken alive. can either course be taken while preserving the privacy of law that makes america america. that's the long game-short game. drone attacks increase radicalism on the ground. >> there's the fact that drone attacks have such ease of use, and we are using them not just to get leadership. we're using them on an everyday basis. part of it has to do with just that the distance between the actual warfare itself and the people who are pulling the trigger, and you want there to be some regulation. you want there to be some check on executive power there. not just some guy in the basement of the white house -- >> with a kill list. >> with a kill list. >> i'm not sure he is in the basement of the white house. i think he is probably in the roosevelt room, but what do i know? >> the point about brennan is there was a ton of power c
: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat.ep >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. oregon senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that is so troubling. every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. >> reporter: the committee also questioned brennan about the enhanced interrogation techniques, or e.i.t.s, used to question al qaeda terrorists. brennan was a high-ranking cia officer when the bush administration employed those harsh tactics. but brennan said he
obama proposed a civilian national security force, this is what he said: >> we cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we set, we have to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded. >> you got to have that, right? we're not aware of president having created such a force. at least it is not -- well maybe it's covert, i don't know, we can't help but wonder why homeland security needs more than 20 times the aim of am nation as it took in the iraq war. unilateral power to kill americans with drones without due process on foreign soil is outrageous. joining us is judge jennine pe peero, host of justice with the judge. >> good to be here, lou. lou: we heard. enhanced interrogation techniques, now drones may be used to kill american citizens without due process on foreign sale, gets sort of a blip of a mention. >> you know, lou, we had obama come in say this is going to be the most transparent administration, only before john brennan is before senate we'll say now we release th
. the fraternity's national office says it is investigating. >>> president obama's nominee for cia director faced some harsh crit sitand that actually had some people cleared from the room. >>> public humiliation and a fresh start. a drunken boating accident forces prominent state senator don dwyer to admit he is an alcoholic. he told mary bubal ark how that changed his life. >> 20, 29 people in the water. >> reporter: a violent collision, two speedboats slam into each other. >> i had blood under my fingernails. >> reporter: randy harvin and his grandchildren suffer serious injuries. state delegate don dwyer at the helm of the other boat. police say dwyer is going full throttle, out of control, and destruction. >> reporter: when r you an alcoholic? >> when you get to the point where i am struggling like i was and using alcohol like i was, clearly i had a problem that needed to be addressed. >> reporter: delegate dwyer opens up at his drinking. the blood alcohol level was 3 times the legal limit that august night. >> it's true i was drinking while opera
for president obama and a former special assistant for national security affairs under president clinton. always a pleasure. good evening. >> hello john. >> john: were you surprised so much of today's hearing was used to essentially re-litigate the early stages of the bush war on terror from waterboarding and other forms of torture to the claims made famous by dick cheney that iraq had some murky involvement with 9-11? >> i confess i was surprised that mohammed atta made a cameo appearance. john brennan is the fifth c.i.a. nominee to come before the committee over the past 12 years. plenty of opportunity to litigate or to write and rewrite history. i think it is -- an indication of the trench warfare that still exists on capitol hill. >> john: i agree. after mr. petraeus, i was glad that nobody asked if he had a girlfriend. mr. brennan was executive director of the c.i.a. from 2002 to 2006. i know you know him. is it credible, as mr. brennan claimed, he had no involvement with the enhancement interrogation program? >> he would not have had any direct involvement in the program. obviously, as you
to be the cia director? >> well, i think in the world of barack obama he is. in a world of american national security, he wouldn't be picked. for a lot of different reasons. i thinks' been profoundly wrong about his approach to thinking about radical islamists, i think as he did just now, he can't explain why we can't have access to people and the fact is, one of the purposes of having a central intelligence agency is to be able to do things that allow you to get at people you can't get at diplomatically or through regular channels so i'm very concerned that as the head of the central intelligence agency he will increase the degree to which the united states will be either uninformed or misinformed and i want to commend the senate on a bipartisan basis, senator feinstein a democrat has been very tough about some of these things. you've had senator weiden, very tough so it's been a bipartisan standing up by the senate demanding answers before they're willing to move forward with this particular nominee. >> sean: we now have a situation where the very same people that were against the use of e
commitment to the country's national security. back in 2009 president obama's nominee to head the cia who currently serves as the white house top counterterror advisor refuses to admit we're even fighting a war on terrorism. >> we're not wage ago war against terrorism because terrorism is, but a tactic that will never be defeated any more than the tactic of war will. rather, such thinking is a recipe for endless conflicts. we're not at war against terror because terror is a state of mind. >> sean: good grief. that's not all. just a few months later he said this about jihad. >> nor does president obama see this challenge as a fight against jihadist. describing terrorists in this way using a legitimate term jihad, to purify ones selves again a moral goal. >> so these comments and more will the senate confirm a cia director that calls jihad a legitimate tenet of islam? and joining me, gentlemen, welcome to the program. senator mike lee, jihad a legitimate tenet of islam. we're not fighting a war on terrorism? he's going to be the cia director? >> these are hardly mainstream beliefs sean, har
organizer was going to beat a war hero? >> we got to go. >> okay. >> obama has spoken for a national convention, which is talk about energy being fed in, that's the difference here. >> the rnc, rubio spoke. that was considered the best speech of the week. and condy rice. i got to meet senator ruby crowe a couple years ago and i came home, my husband said, how was the meeting? and i said, i have to sit down because i think i just met the possible future president of the united states. >> i was there. >> you wish you were there. all right. directly ahead, new developments in the scandal involving democratic senator robert menendez. this time involving a political contributor who flew him down to the dominican republic. details next and "the five". ♪ >> welcome back to the five. senator bob menendez is at the center of a prostitution scandal and now there are allegations that he may have inappropriately used his power to help his friend, dr. solomon melgen. the same doctor whose private jet he used for trips to the dominican republic. today the new jersey law maker acknowledged that h
to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," two fronts confine combine to create an epic winter storm with over 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as 2 feet of snow. >>> a massive manhunt is under way in california. a well-trained former cop and veteran is on a mission and the police are pulling out all the stops to nail him. >>> plus, senator feinstein says lawmakers may set up special courts to monitor drone strikes. why apple is sitting on over $137 billion in cash. and an as tried is about to come fascinatingly close to the earth. >>> millions along the northeast corridor are hunkering down for an epic winter storm. folks are stocking up and filling their tanks in anticipation of the massive nor'easter packing blizzard speed winds and crippling feet of snow. analyze are airlines have canceled thousands of flights as this storm travels across the country. dylan dryer is tracking the storm. >> it's going to be a bad st
outlets reporting national security secrets, especially ones that were beneficial to the obama administration during the campaign season last year. and then some various questions about benghazi, the attacks on libya last september that skilled the american ambassador. a lot of republicans feel there are still e-mails that haven't been released. >>> and now here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america. we start in florida where a 70-year-old woman lost control of her suv and plowed through a restaurant window just as it was getting ready to open. a very agile bartender inside was able to leap out of the way and sustain only minor injuries. >>> in michigan one snowplow definitely sweeps away the competition. a new toy for engineers that looks like atrailer but swings around wide enough to clear two lanes of traffic at once. it's half the price of normal plows. >>> in new york, almost 3,000 dogs and their owners are primping for the prestigious westminster dog show. a rough workout in the special doggie gym gets these pups ready to compete. after a goo
from washington, d.c., where she performed for the nation during inauguration festivities for president obama. no arrests so far have been made in this shooting. >>> after 40 years in washington today is retirement day for leon panetta. the santa clara university alum began his political career as a california congressman. just yesterday he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest business jets. the proposed airport would bring in nearly $3 million a year in rent and would create hundreds of permanent jobs and up to 200 construction jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on t
. and as we have been not only responding, reacting to this national tragedy that i think president obama has adequately described as broken all of our hearts, and in every funeral that has taken place, for those 20 innocent children and six innocent adults in the school districts, and school administrators, we obviously have shared in that very tragic event, all of us. it has touched everybody across this country. san francisco is no different. and i have shared that emotional experience with the supervisor and everybody here, in our law enforcement, and in our health department as well. the question for us, then, is what do we do about it? and not only can we share in this tragedy and signal our sympathies to the families as we've done, but we've got to do something more. and this is where i want to make sure i recognize all of the people that are in that effort of doing something about it, including the officials in san francisco. and some have been at this longer than others to try to do something about it, have reached limitations. yet again, i think this tragedy at sandy hook reminds us
arming rebels in syria. a direct contrast to the official position of the obama administration. >>> funeral services will be held at arlington national cemetery today for a virginia soldier. 28-year-old sergeant aaron whitman was a native of virginia and a graduate of the citadel. he was the first u.s. combat casualty of the year. sergeant whitman was based out of fort stewart, georgia. >>> a school delay to tell you about this morning, not that wear too surprised about some of these rolling in. loud occupy county schools are on a two-hour delay. >> coming up next, we'll show you how victims of superstorm sandy last fall are getting ready for another stormy round. but first, let's talk to tucker barnes about the latest track. >> good morning. here we go. storm moving on in. generally just rain for us although just off to the north and west of the metro area here, we are getting reports of that wintry mix. i'll have all the details on your weather forecast. julie will let you know about the traffic as well coming up in just a minute. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babblin
and when you present them with a token of respect and good luck. >> still ahead on the kron 4 news national headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer o
director, john brennan, it will also be the lead topic on this week's face the nation. joining us now live from d.c. is the host, cbs chief washington correspondent, bob shaefer. even some obama supporters found themselves uneasy about this idea that is legal to kill american citizens, basically because the white house says okay, they're bad guys. >>> very concerned about this issue. >>> bob shaefer face the nation, sunday, thank you. >>> a connecticut toy company is hoping to cash in on a recent early release photo of president obama skeet shoot at camp david. created an action figure doll of the president holding a hunting rifle and wearing a play pi john t-shirt. >> equal opportunity, what do you call them? dolls. >> they pick on everybody. >> the schoolgirl thing, that's a little different. >>> okay, a couple things. you know what i did at noon today? i was at home. a little hot tea and i watched howard live on my ipad and it was fantastic. down load our news app and it has a weather app built inside. you can watch streaming video. it is perfect. >> you've been wishing you were in
the u.s. is weaker now than it was before president obama took office. just 24% say the nation is stronger. 27% say it's about the same. of course, this comes as lawmakers have just weeks to reach a deal to avoid the across the board spending cuts set to kick in on march the 1st. of course, nobody thinks washington can get anything done. why would they think washington could get anything done? when was the last time -- ed henry is live at the white house. the president today seemed ready to take republicans head on over these cuts. >> that's right, shep. he was very feisty. he was sort of back in campaign mode. he was slamming republicans, charging they are trying to slash local programs. he basically said he is going to be able to go out on the roads in the weeks ahead after the state of the union address and make the case to the american people that he wants fewer spending cuts and more tax increases to deal with this budget crisis. take a listen to the president. >> if that's an argument that they want to have before the court of public opinion, that san argument i'm more th
to rest this weekend and among the mourners is firstly michelle obama. tonight a vigil held in her honor. her tragic death is a national symbol for gun violence these days fellow students at king prepon gathered to remember the 15 year-old pendleton. today the first lady confirmed that she will also attend the funeral along with white house senior adviser and education secretary arnie duncan today chicago police met with the secret service to plan for their arrival. their presence at the funeral sends a clear message to the kids. it takes a life to being taken for the community for it to come together. i would like to say that she is making many people think differently about a lot of things. reverend jesse jackson just finished telling her classmates that they have the power to impact this high- profile case and save lives down the road he wants the students to do what is most difficult start talking now. somebody out there knows who killed this child. most of our murder's go unsolved because of the fear of lack of witness protection. a fear, that cycle must be broken. raising concerns
's interesting timing. >> with me here in the studio is a former adviser to president obama's special up is that it to afghanistan and pakistan. you understand this area of the world very closely. how important is this to the national security? >> it has killed a number of al qaeda leaders but it has not decimated the organization completely. it has pushed them to move into other areas of the middle east. also, at a very high political cost. it does cause an enormous amount of anger in pakistan which has helped to spread extremism. the pakistan is feel that this has encouraged attacks on civilians. >> the drone program has been stepped up a lot by the obama administration. now, we're starting to see questions in the u.s.. >> the problem is who are they targeting? the high-value targets, we know who they are. there are many more attacks that killed lower-level targets. people that might be mildly associated with terrorists. the larger issue is that it is causing a political problem. people in pakistan think whether these targets are legitimate or not, the u.s. is violating their airspace
sent those weapons and why. alisyn: the nation's roman catholic bishops rejecting the obama administration's new version of the health care law contraception mandate. the bishops said it does not offer enough safeguards for religious hospitals, colleges and charities that objected to providing such coverage to employees. they're asking for exemption for owners of for-profit businesses because it forces them to violate their religious beliefs. the bishops will continue fighting the federal mandate in court. rick: a hacker getting access to the personal e nails of the -- e-mails of bush family and posting confidential information online. now a criminal investigation is underway. the secret service is involved. molly henneberg is live in d.c.. what kind of information was put up on the web? >> reporter: hi, rick. private family photos, personal e-mails, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, home addresses all said to be obtained from hacked e-mails going back to 2009 according to the smoking gun website. the smoking gun said it got material from the hacker. pictures include this
december. as for other big names, hillary clinton is the most popular politician in the nation. 61% polled view her favorable. president obama second at 51%. paul ryan, marco rubio, john boehner, all far behind. joining me now karen tumulte and david goodfriend. thank you for joining me. the analysis of the seven-point dive there, if that's the accurate word here, why do you believe the approval rating is sinking from december? >> a couple of things. in december, we just come off the large presidential election where both he and his republican opponents spent inordinate amounts of money to get the point across and people weigh the two messages. mitt romney versus barack obama and now left with sort of a generic feeling of the public how do you think things are going? as you put on the screen, most americans don't feel things are going well and will blame that on an incumbent. that having been said, the president's approval ratings are still strong as you point out, strong relative to congress and historical trends. i happen to think that the biggest news out of that poll is even after the
about the president obama and congressional leaders pressed their way about the public life at the fellowship foundation national prayer breakfast in washington. the annual event with president eisenhower. we also hear from johns hopkins director dr. benjamin. this is 90 minutes. [applause] ♪ ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama. ♪ [applause] [applause] >> good morning. we've had a wonderful time together to discuss issues. thanks for your attention. it's overwhelming -- >> [inaudible] >> yes, have a seat. please, sorry. [laughter] >> thank you. >> it's overwhelming to think of the pathway that each person took to get to this event today. some from little villages halfway around the world, and some from just 12 blocks away. thank you. this event taken place for 61 years now began with a group of people that happened to be leaders wanting to get together for breakfast and prayer. one thing i know for sure is life is complicated and is likely to get more complicated. but as the senate of the weekly prayer group we've learned taki
doctor. >>> time for "politics nation" pop quiz. who's the last person who should talk about president obama's brand? this guy. rnc chairman reince pribus who is leading the gnc into its darkest days yet. >> i think over time, the obama brand, over the next four years, the reality of what the truth is going to be under his signature program, which was obama care, is going to go down in flames and people aren't going to like it. >> the obama brand is going down in flames? because of obama care? maybe the gop governor should get on board with your talking points. six republican governors are using the law to get more people insured through medicaid. so where are those frames, mr. preibus? and you think we'll take branding advice from someone who keeps clint eastwood's empty chair in his office? >> when i realized he was talking to the chair and the te teleprompter's were off, i told my wife and a couple other folks that were around me, get that chair. >> did you the we let you pretend democrats are the ones that can't sell their policies? nice try, but we gotchya. preparation h offers th
. if they are brought to claim it, they need to claim it quick. on january 13 of this year, president obama signed into law the 2013 intelligence authorization act which requires notification of any disclosure of national intelligence. we have not received any notification of authorized disclosures. have there been any authorized disclosures, to your knowledge? >> since you have not received any notification, there have not been. >> would you consider the information reported about the cameras and playback an authorized disclosure? >> i do not know which piece you're talking about. there has much discussion in the media and in the newspapers about this. i do not know specifically about any classified information. the fact that the administration may be going through a process to institutionalize our processes and procedures in an of itself is not a classified issue. those details that are classified, i do not know of any that came out in some of those reports. >> if there is classified information that is out there, and it was not authorized, was there a crime report filed relative to the play boo
. to have a now the obama administration is just par for the course for a >> jeremy, thank you for being with us. jeremy scahill, national secure a correspondent for the nation magazine, the narrator and subject of the new film, "dirty wars: the world is a battlefield." he is author of the forthcoming book by the same title. when we come back, the woman who is just returned from pakistan who went to john brennan's house, not on the door, and he answered, invited her in. they had a conversation with medea benjamin, the founder of codepink. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> we continue to talk about thursday's senate confirmation hearing for john brennan to head the cia. i want to turn back to the code pink members in the audience who interrupted the hearing multiple times. at the outset of brennan's testimony, some began standing up one by one to voice their dissent much to the frustration of the senate intelligence committee chairman dianne feinstein. >> i am pleased to be joined by my wife an
has drawn national attention. a visitation will be held for hadiya pendleton this afternoon, followed by a wake and funeral tomorrow. first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral. she'll be joined by white house adviser valerie jarrett, and education secretary arne duncan... who once headed the chicago public schools. pendleton was shot at a park last week, a mile from the obamas' home in kenwood. a lyric opera performer, burned in the face during a rehearsal is out of the hospital. and here's how wesley daniel looks now. the accident happened monday while daniel practiced a fire- breathing stunt. wesley's father told reporters his son is still speaking in a "whispery croak" and mostly communicating with hand gestures. it'll be another week or so before he gets his voice back. another a-t-m scam at northern trust bank- this time in the northern suburbs. police in lake forest are working with northern trust on this most recent a-t-m fraud case. authorities found a skimming device attached to an a-t-m in the lobby of the bank's branch on east deerpath. this comes just one day a
is jon stewart. nice show for you tonight. our guest tonight the man who helped oversee the nation's bank bailout and lived to tell the tale of it. neil barofsky will be joining us on the program. we have a program note. last night we went all in on president obama, his administration and the secrecy regarding the seemingly ambiguous and power loaded u.s. drone program. you may have seen that at 11:00 on the way to checking out top champions. it's a show on the food network but it's december appointing because you are expecting champions and -- [laughter] at least show the documents to congress we pled to the president. show them to congress so that the two of you can abuse american power together as the founders intended. before we release that nugget into the -- what is it called -- a tv. [ laughter ] this little piece of news came out. >> president obama has directed the justice department to provide congressional intelligence committees access to classified information providing the legal rational for the drone strikes. >> jon: the guy just ruined our whole (bleep) show. just out of t
, there will be a funeral service for hideya pendleton. the white house let it be known to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >>> feeling sorry for karl rove yet? he is having a lot of trouble getting republicans to listen to him these days. maybe he shouldn't have wasted 100 million of their dollars on the last election. >> we >> will the republican change the substance of their position? >> we need to do better. >> what's going on inside the republican party? >> they've gotten spanked a couple of times. >> better conservative candidates and win. >> on the official republican side, you have karl rove. >> karl rove has a new super pac to get rid of candidate like steve king. >> some people believe to get rid of todd akin. >> the female body has ways to shut that down. >> the republican party ought to split. >> better conservative candidates and win. >> but they are not walking the walk. >> washington has to deal with its spending p
% favorability rating compared to president obama is who is at 51% and vice president biden who is at 46%. other national leaders are much lower. house speaker john boehner is at 20% favorable. senator marco rubio is at 27%, 1 in 4 and paul ryan is at 34%, 1 in 3. we'll be right back. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds 20% favorable. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. 20% favorable. >>> welcome back to "hardball." america's drone warfare got a public airing yesterday as president obama's pick to head the cia went before senators at his confirmat
that president obama believes that done carefully and responsibly, we can be more transparent and ensure our nation's security. i agree. the american people has the right to know what the government does on their behalf consistent with the national security, the transparency should be the rule, not exception. the government should make as much information available to the american public as possible. so when we, on the committee, and we as members of congress, push hard for the legal analysis to legally target americans using drones, it erodes the government's credibility to the american people. i want to tell you i'm grateful to the president for allowing members of this committee to use some of the opinions to target american citizens. this is an important first step but there is more to be done. you've heard that from my colleagues here today. i long believe that our government also has an obligation to the american people to face its mistakes transparently and help the public understand the nature of those mistakes and correct them. the next director of the c.i.a. has an important task a
leading the show, lead by president obama? >> ultimately the key decision makers in american foreign policy are the same people. which is the president and its key advisors on the national security council. and the issue is not whether or not the advocates in the state department or the pentagon are there. i think at some point the united states government and the white house have to make a decision that syria is an actual danger to america's national security interests. it is not something we can wash our hands from. and there are serious dangers and implications to the united states and the president actually to ask its national security team for realistic options that then he request gather his team and debate and decide about. there hasn't, i think, been a serious debate even within the united states government as to what might be our three top options what are the costs and benefits of each. and if we were to pursue one of them, how would we do it. >> is there a legitimate argument that this destabilizes turkey to some degree, an important country to the united states, and a nat
will be suspended later this morning. a live picture of reagan national where cancellations are building. nearly 3,000 flights have been scrapped nationwide. megan mcgrath will join us in 15 minutes with troubled travelers are experiencing then. >>> michelle obama will attend a funeral in chicago for a teen killed there. 15 year oiled hadiya pendleton was gunned down on the south side of chicago last month less than a mile from the obamas home. she had performed with her high school band during the inauguration festivities. arne duncan and illinois governor pat quinn will attend the service. her death brought renewed focus to gun and gang violence in chicago. >>> the head of the nra say the new measures won't pass through congress. david keen said proposals like an assault weapons ban or limit are feel good measures. background checks simply won't work because the current systems are underfunded he suggested. he said they should improve existing background checks to cut down on gun violence. >>> we're getting another look at a man who groped women. this new police sketch was released yesterday. in
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